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Friday, 4 May 2012

Shell Horn For Warning Settlers of a Raid.

This shell horn was used in one of the forts to warn surrounding settlers of Indian Raids.


 Lebanon County Historical Society 18th century.

5 comments:

John Matthew said...

This is amazing and informative blog.Thanks for posting.
Camp Stoves

Bob Mc said...

Keith, many years ago when I first started running hounds, several of the fellows I hunted with carried horns of one kind or another to call in the hounds. I have seen them made from cow, buffalo, and goat horns. Some of the nicest and best sounding horns I have seen were goat horns. One fellow carried a conch shell. It was LOUD! Didn’t have a nice tone to it, but you sure could hear it.

Bob Mc said...

Keith, many years ago when I first started running hounds, several of the fellows I hunted with carried horns of one kind or another to call in the hounds. I have seen them made from cow, buffalo, and goat horns. Some of the nicest and best sounding horns I have seen were goat horns. One fellow carried a conch shell. It was LOUD! Didn’t have a nice tone to it, but you sure could hear it.

stephen said...

been reading about similar stuff lately, israely shofar or norse bukkehorns might be points of interest.

Le Loup said...

Thank you Bob and Stephen, very interesting.
Keith.